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AB-571 Planning and zoning: density bonuses: affordable housing.(2021-2022)

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Date Published: 09/10/2021 09:00 PM
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Enrolled  September 10, 2021
Passed  IN  Senate  September 07, 2021
Passed  IN  Assembly  September 08, 2021
Amended  IN  Senate  September 02, 2021
Amended  IN  Assembly  May 03, 2021
Amended  IN  Assembly  March 24, 2021

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2021–2022 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 571


Introduced by Assembly Member Mayes

February 11, 2021


An act to add Section 65915.1 to the Government Code, relating to housing.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 571, Mayes. Planning and zoning: density bonuses: affordable housing.
Existing law, known as the Density Bonus Law, requires a city or county to provide a developer that proposes a housing development in the city or county with a density bonus and other incentives or concessions for the production of lower income housing units, or for the donation of land within the development, if the developer agrees to, among other things, construct a specified percentage of units for very low income, low-income, or moderate-income households or qualifying residents, including lower income students. Existing law requires the amount of a density bonus and the number of incentives or concessions a qualifying developer receives to be pursuant to a certain formula based on the total number of units in the housing development, as specified.
This bill would prohibit affordable housing impact fees, including inclusionary zoning fees and in-lieu fees, from being imposed on a housing development’s affordable units.
The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.
This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: YES  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 65915.1 is added to the Government Code, to read:

65915.1.
 For purposes of Section 65915, affordable housing impact fees, including inclusionary zoning fees and in-lieu fees, shall not be imposed on a housing development’s affordable units.

SEC. 2.

 No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because a local agency or school district has the authority to levy service charges, fees, or assessments sufficient to pay for the program or level of service mandated by this act, within the meaning of Section 17556 of the Government Code.